[LINK] Copyright and DVDs
Sat, 10 Mar 2001 16:41:04 +1100
> From: Kevin Littlejohn
> a laugh, and The Cell, which is, um, different) - the stand we
> purchased from were stocking recent _regionless_ DVD's.
> I have no idea where they came from, we were told they were
> imported, that's all I know - the region symbol at the
> back specifically says "All region", and they all support
> English, Chinese, and Malay subtitles only.
Visit aus.dvd and you'll hear all about these things. Some are actually
VCDs from videos taken by hand, complete with heads at the bottom of the
screen. Others are "silvers" - pirate copies. An interesting discovery in
that newsgroup (for me) was that Macrovision removal is now illegal, so
those who bought unlocked players did well.
> I'll also note the New Zealand govt had the backbone to tell the DVD
> consortium to naff off - apparently, region-locked DVD players
> are illegal in New Zealand under their trade practices act.
That may be one reason why DVDs in NZ are ridiculously expensive compared to